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Peruvian Daffodil

 

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The fabulously fragrant Peruvian Daffodil is an exotic-looking, white wildflower native to South America. The petals of these trumpet-shaped blooms command many furls and unfurls, pairing well with the strappy, arching leaves. Easy to grow and simply striking in both the garden and the vase. Hardy in Zones 7-10, the Peruvian Daffodil is considered an annual in all other zones, but can be lifted and stored for planting the following year.(Hymenocallis festalis)

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 14-16" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Bag of 3 - Bulb Size: 18 cm
SKU 18BULB3

Plant Information

This is one of the great wildflower blooms of the South American tropics. Even the Florida Everglades has a species of white Spider Lily.' They're famous for their very strong sweet fragrance, they grow quickly, and they make a wonderful show in the garden or in a vase.

From a gardener who's grown it: 'I decided to grow the Peruvian Daffodil for myself. I'm glad I did! Of course I was amazed by the beauty and fragrance of this flower, but I was also amazed by how fast it grew once I planted the bulb. In a few days, the new growth broke the surface of the soil. In less than two weeks, the bulb produced plenty of healthy leaves and started to send up it's flower stalk.

In less than a month, the first flower bud was in full bloom! The flower stalk produced four flowers that year. As the weather cooled, I stopped watering in preparation for the dormant period. When I pulled the bulbs out of the soil, I was surprised by how many new bulbs that were produced. And the original bulb was larger than when first planted. The largest of the newly formed bulbs was as big as the original when first planted. It produced a flowering stalk the following year.' ...from a subscriber at DavesGarden.com, gardening in Cleveland, OH.

SKU 18BULB3
Common Name Peruvian Daffodil, Spider Flower
Botanical Name Hymenocallis festalis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Low mound of wide, green, blade-shaped foliage.
Mature Height 14-16" tall
Bulb Size 18 cm
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-3" deep.
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers
Additional Information Perennial in zones 7-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-6.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsPeruvian Daffodil
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Patio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exotic show-offs!

I tucked a couple of these into my bulb garden in back, and then a couple more in the front bed. Of the two in back, one bloomed with two flower heads, but...Read complete review

I tucked a couple of these into my bulb garden in back, and then a couple more in the front bed. Of the two in back, one bloomed with two flower heads, but the other hasn't bloomed at all. The two in the front bed both bloomed this week, looking very wild and exotic and framing the rose bush.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unsuccessful

I planted three of these amongst my lilies. One died after it came up. The other two had a few healthy leaf blades but never bloomed. I'm not sure if this was because...Read complete review

I planted three of these amongst my lilies. One died after it came up. The other two had a few healthy leaf blades but never bloomed. I'm not sure if this was because of the cold snap we had at the beginning of the season or the result of the over abundance of rain we experienced. Maybe I will have better luck with them next year, but I definitely will not be buying more.

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5.0

What an interesting and fragrant addition to my garden!

By 

from Denver, Colorado

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

    Performed quite well in a pot on the deck. Hope I can carry it over to next year!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Unsuccessful

    By 

    from Lexington, NC

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

    • Did not bloom
    • Died after coming up

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

      I planted three of these amongst my lilies. One died after it came up. The other two had a few healthy leaf blades but never bloomed. I'm not sure if this was because of the cold snap we had at the beginning of the season or the result of the over abundance of rain we experienced. Maybe I will have better luck with them next year, but I definitely will not be buying more.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Never flowered :(

      By 

      from Connecticut

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

          Unfortunately these never produced any flowers for me.

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          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Bulb was healthy. Planted and sprouted good, No Bloom yet.

          By 

          from Titusville, Florida

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

            I will be buying again.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            3.0

            Beautiful healthy leaves, but no flowers

            By 

            from Schenectady, New York

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions

            Cons

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                Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

                I have had Peruvian lilies before and loved watching them bloom. This batch never bloomed at all. I know the bulbs were healthy because there were beautiful leaves, and they're still alive. I will try to preserve the bulbs over the winter and try them again next year. These bulbs were planted in a pot.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                beautiful flowers

                By 

                from Austin, TX

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                Pros

                • All Bulbs Grew
                • Easy to plant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

                    I ordered these as Christmas presents, planted them, and gave them to friends when the bulbs started sprouting.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Superb plant

                    By 

                    from Devils Lake ND

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                    Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

                    A friend from B.C. sent a photo of her daughter's plant in bloom. We took a chance on growing them in ND weather, so grew them in a large clay pot on the east side deck. This made them portable if the weather turned cold, and safe from visiting deer. The plants grew over 3 feet tall and needed supports. Two of them produced three blooms each and one produced five spectacular blooms. When we were on the local Garden Tour, everyone said "What is that plant!" It was spectacular.'

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Exotic show-offs!

                    By 

                    from San Leandro, CA

                    Pros

                    • Easy
                    • Grow Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

                        I tucked a couple of these into my bulb garden in back, and then a couple more in the front bed. Of the two in back, one bloomed with two flower heads, but the other hasn't bloomed at all. The two in the front bed both bloomed this week, looking very wild and exotic and framing the rose bush.

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Non-blooming

                        By 

                        from Lawrence, KS

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Did not bloom

                          Best Uses

                          • Containers

                          Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

                          Planted bulbs in container with Miracle-gro potting soil shortly after receiving them. Bulbs came up quickly but have not bloomed, yet(Sept.8). I have planted these before and they always bloomed prolifically. I am so disappointed.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          exotic beauty

                          By 

                          from NJ

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                          Pros

                          • Attractive
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Indoors
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

                            This exotic beauty is my favorite flower!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I love this plant. It is so unique,

                            By 

                            from Minneapolis, MN

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate Instructions
                            • Attractive
                            • Fragrant
                            • Hardy
                            • Healthy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden

                              Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

                              This flower is beautiful and lasted a week when cut.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              A must have! I would buy repeatedly !!

                              By 

                              from Lynchburg, Va.

                              About Me Master Gardener

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                              Pros

                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Attractive
                              • Fragrant
                              • Hardy
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Garden
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Patio
                                • Pool Area

                                Comments about American Meadows Peruvian Daffodil:

                                This product can be used to fill in, as a background for lower lying flowers, or as an accent around trees,at woods,pools, walway etc... edges

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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